[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 77 (Wednesday, April 22, 2015)]
[Page 22507]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09348]



Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

[Docket No. EERE-2014-BT-NOA-0016]

Physical Characterization of Grid-Connected Commercial and 
Residential Buildings End-Use Equipment and Appliances

AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 

ACTION: Notice of final document.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the final 
publication of a document entitled A Framework for Characterizing 
Connected Buildings Equipment. A copy of the Framework document is 
available at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EERE-2014-

ADDRESSES: The docket, which includes Federal Register notices, public 
comments, and other supporting documents/materials, is available for 
review at regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in 
the regulations.gov index.
    The docket for this document can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=EERE-2014-BT-NOA-0016. The 
regulations.gov Web page will contain simple instructions on how to 
access all documents, including public comments, in the docket.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Joseph Hagerman, U.S. Department 
of Energy, Building Technologies Office (EE-5B), 950 L'Enfant Plaza 
SW., Washington, DC 20024. Phone: (202) 586-4549. Email: 
[email protected].
    For legal issues, please contact Kavita Vaidyanathan; U.S. 
Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, 1000 Independence 
Avenue SW., GC-33, Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586-0669; 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of 
Energy (DOE) published a request for comment and notice of a public 
meeting in the Federal Register (79 FR 32542) regarding a draft 
framework for the physical characterization of grid-connected 
commercial and residential buildings end-use equipment and appliances. 
The public meeting was held on July 11, 2014 in Washington, DC, where 
the structure and content for the draft Framework Document were 
presented and discussed. At that meeting, DOE announced that it would 
make the Framework Document available for public comment. On August 14, 
2014, DOE announced the availability of this Framework Document in the 
Federal Register (79 FR 47633).
    That Document, which proposed a draft plan for development of 
characterization protocols for connected buildings end-use appliances 
and equipment, received public comment and DOE subsequently revised the 
document in response to comments. A copy of the final Framework 
Document is available at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EERE-2014-BT-NOA-0016-0047.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2015.
Kathleen B. Hogan,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and 
Renewable Energy.
[FR Doc. 2015-09348 Filed 4-21-15; 8:45 am]